Embark on a captivating 4 Days from Fes to Marrakech Luxury Desert Tour Itinerary, where enchantment awaits in the landscapes of Morocco. Our expert team will lead you through an unforgettable adventure, from the charming ski resort of Ifrane to the majestic Middle Atlas Mountains adorned with olive groves and shepherds. Encounter Barbary macaques in the Cedar Forest and meander through fertile valleys adorned with palm trees, fields, and acacia.
Prepare to be mesmerized by the breathtaking sand dunes of Merouga Desert. Delight in a camel ride and experience the magic of a night in a traditional Berber camp beneath the Saharan stars. Immerse yourself in the allure of Ouarzazate, the Hollywood of North Africa, and explore the renowned UNESCO-listed kasbah, Ait Ben Haddou, which has starred in many movies and TV shows. Join us for an extraordinary Morocco Sahara tours, where you’ll uncover the wonders of the Moroccan Sahara desert and immerse yourself in the region’s rich cultural heritage.
You’ll be met by your personal driver/guide at your hotel, and then embark on a scenic drive. This will be a long and rewarding touring day, however there will be plenty of stops to appreciate the ever-changing Moroccan landscape along the way. Giant pine trees, wind past olive groves, shepherds tending to their flocks and also Cedar Forest – all with views of the High Atlas Mountains in the distance. En route stop in Ifrane, known as the Little Switzerland of Morocco a charming ski resort, highlighted for its cooler temperatures, distinctive architecture and varied outdoor activities such as snowboarding which attract visitors from all over the kingdom.
Afterward, continue to Midelt via the Cedar Forest, where you may want to take a short walk and see the Barbary macaques, which can often be seen roaming the forest in search of food. After a leisurely lunch, then we head out towards Merzouga Desert via Errachidia. As you approach Erfoud, admire views of the remarkable Ziz Oasis and vast valleys.
Exploring numerous small Berber villages before reaching the most popular dunes of Erg Chebbi, one of the world’s iconic landscapes, with towering dunes up to 150 m in height. While here, ride your camel into the Sahara Desert to your campsite. A spectacular camp hidden away in the sand dunes of the Sahara. Here in this magical escape from the modern world, you’ll experience the true essence of desert life. Make sure to catch the sunset in the heart of the desert. In addition to that, enjoy a nice dinner, followed by live Berber music around an open fire and spend an amazing night under the starry sky, digest the desert in all its beauty that will give you remarkable memories of the desert trip exploring.
◈ Overnight: Merzouga Desert
◈ Meals: Dinner
After a truly stunning sunrise, freshen up and breakfast in your camp, then start to discover unexplored sites of Merzouga on the edge of the Sahara Desert. Begin with a visit to the Gnawa tribe in a small village of Khamlia, enjoy the live Gnawa Music, traditionally practiced throughout Morocco and originating from the sub-Saharan regions. Along the way you might see some wild animals such as Fennec fox, …etc. Set off for a breathtaking panoramic view of Erg Chebbi Dunes from the Galb Nass Mountains. From Here, you’ll also start to see your first glimpse of Morocco’s nomadic Berbers – travelling across the desert and often staying in make shift tents as they head to their next destination.
Stopping en route to share a cup of tea with some welcoming Berber families in their handwoven tent while enjoying the silence of the Sahara Desert. After that, drive back to Khamlia village, where you’ll enjoy your lunch in a local restaurant, you may like to try Medfouna (also called “Berber pizza”), is traditional stuffed bread prepared with meat, herbs and spices by the nomadic people. The Sahara excursion ends in the Oasis of Merzouga, a small patch of vegetation surrounded by desert, then return to your beautifully decorated riad. This afternoon why not walk to Erg chebbi dunes to witness sunset again or try out Quad Bike Tour or even Dune Buggy Ride, it is a wonderful experience that you should not miss out!
◈ Overnight: Merzouga Village
◈ Meals: Dinner & Breakfast
◊ Activities in Merzouga Desert:
→ Dune Buggy Ride in the Erg Chebbi Dunes
In the morning, the desert adventure from Fes to Marrakech continues toward the gorge of Todra on the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs. Surrounded by towering vertical limestone cliffs reaching heights of 300 m, it is known as Morocco’s Grand Canyon. Moreover, it’s a popular destination for hikers, climbers and nature enthusiasts who come to discover the rugged terrain and enjoy the stunning views. There’ll be time to marvel at this sight before you continue your journey to the outstanding Dades Valley. This area offers up scenery like no other – sprawling green valleys give way to otherworldly rock formations carved out by the wind. Your hotel offers a delightful pool and terrace overlooking the valley, so take some time to sit back and soak in the ethereal views.
◈ Overnight: Boumalne Dades
◈ Meals: Dinner & Breakfast
After breakfast, drive a bit further to Tissadrine to get the beautiful panoramic view of the Dades valley, and then the outstanding rocks’ formation called «Monkey fingers». Afterward, we head off along the road of The Rose Valley and a Thousand Kasbahs en route to Ouarzazate – the Hollywood of North Africa. Stop in the Rose valley in Kalaat M’gouna, where roses bloom in profusion in springtime. There will be the opportunity to stop to see the variety of rose products which are produced by the locals. Continue on to Hollywood of North Africa – Ouarzazate, known as the gate of the desert and also famous for being the filming location for many other Hollywood blockbusters and famous TV shows. On arrival, visit the Atlas Studio (Optional), it’s one of the largest studios in the world.
Thereafter, we hit the road again to Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a stunningly well-preserved medieval village which has famously featured in many blockbuster movies, including Gladiator, The living daylights and many more. After lunch and a visit to the Kasbah, then drive across the great High Atlas Mountains. Climbing over the pass of Tizi N’tichka, continue onwards with marvelous views over the Mountains and vast valleys to Marrakech. Arrive in Marrakesh in the late afternoon. Eventually, the end of 4 days private tour from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga Desert.
⟐ Meals: Breakfast
Additional accommodation can be pre-booked if you wish to explore Marrakech. Find out things you can do during your stay in Marrakech and beyond.
♦ Private Day Excursions from Marrakech:
If the above proposed Itinerary: 4-Day tour from Fes to Marrakech through Merzouga Sahara Desert does not match what you’re looking for, then contact us, and we’ll tailor a customized desert trip in Morocco specifically designed to match your desired duration and interests. Whether you’re traveling with family, relatives, or friends, simply inform us of your timeframe and desired activities, and leave the rest to us. Our dedicated team at Morocco Tabiarte Tours is here to answer all your questions, provide detailed quotes for our Morocco Private tours, and offer valuable advice on the best time and places to visit. Whether you’re seeking guidance or ready to make a booking, we’re committed to assisting you every step of the way.
Our valued guests often ask about the differences between our 2, 3, and 4-day desert tours. Allow us to provide you with a concise explanation. Please refer to the figure below for clarity.
⇒ INTRODUCTION OF FES TO MARRAKECH TOUR ITINERARY:
Morocco Sahara Trip departs either from Marrakech or Fez, and includes a night on the half route in the Sahara Desert (1 night or 2 nights) and end wherever you want, Fez or Marrakesh. Furthermore, the total distance from Marrakech back to Marrakech is 1124 kilometers and for Marrakech to Fez is 1033 kilometers.
⇒ DISADVANTAGES OF FES TO MARRAKECH DESERT TOURS 3 DAYS:
⇒ ADVANTAGES OF FES TO MARRAKECH DESERT TOURS 4 DAYS:
Escape to the desert’s embrace between June and mid-August, when temperatures reach a sizzling 37-44 degrees Celsius. To make the most of your experience while ensuring your comfort, we highly recommend our specially curated 3-day/2-night desert tours during this period.
➢ How to book a Tour with Us:
To get your booking confirmed for the 4 days Morocco Desert Trip Itinerary, a deposit is required and can be done easily and securely over PayPal. Regardless of the remaining balance is to be settled in cash, upon meeting your driver at the airport or accommodation. Besides, the currency EURO, USD, CAD and MAD are both acceptable.
➢ Is it possible to pay the total amount with credit card or PayPal?
Kindly note that we do not accept credit card payments due to excessive fees and security risks. While we prefer cash for the remaining balance, we can make exceptions in certain cases for PayPal payments. However, please note that a 5% fee will be added to cover additional transaction charges. If you opt for this method, it is advisable to arrange payment prior to your trip to Morocco.
➢ Cancellation process:
In the event of cancellation more than a month before the tour’s start date, the deposit is non-refundable. However, rest assured that we will credit the deposit towards any future trip with Morocco Tabiarte Tours, allowing you to choose an alternative date that suits you.
275 Reviews ★★★★★ Authentic & Genuine Reviews from our Travellers
We were fortunate enough to have Moha as our private driver as we embarked on our Morocco trip into the Sahara Desert. he was very friendly and gave us information about each stop en route. also was very attentive to our needs of what time we wanted to eat and stay at each location. In addition to that, the country is a treasure trove of experiences – steeped in history, culture, contradictions, spectacular geography and sensational food. upgrading to the luxury camp in the desert was well worth it. thanks Moha for making this a memorable 4 days Fes to Marrakech desert tour and for ensuring we felt safe at all times. we fervently hope to go back and, if we do, it will be with MTT.
Chris 〉 5 out of 5 ★★★★★ 〉 Couple Traveller 〉 June 3rd, 2023
We took Morocco Tabiarte Tours’s four days/ three nights private tour from Fes to Marrakech. they tailored the tour to our requests and interests. Furthermore, we spent two nights in Merzouga, did a camel ride and one night at the Hotel in the dades Gorge.
Our guide/driver, Moha, was the best. also, He was always in a good mood and very accommodating to our requests and needs. His entertaining stories and discussions about Morocco culture and religion made the long drives informative and interesting. His efforts and sense of humor really made it an amazing adventure. We traveled in a comfortable Toyota Land Cruiser, which Moha carefully and safely drove. highly recommend Moha.
On the other hand, we spent much of one day exploring along the desert dunes with Moha. drove through several small villages along the sand dunes and visited the Gnawa tribe and listened to their local music. We also had the opportunity to visit nomad people and had a cup of tea with them. a very enjoyable day and highly recommended.
The MTT team always quickly responded to all our emails while we were planning the tour. all aspects of the tour were very professional.
Victoria Gregory 〉 5 out of 5 ★★★★★ 〉 Group Traveller 〉 May 31st, 2023
We had a private tour, which was fabulous in every way. The attractions were incredible, each spot had its own unique look. The van was quite comfortable and spacious. On the other hand, the hotels and the camp they booked for us were amazing. Mostly, the best guide (Moha) made this journey so special. He quickly understood our focus on photography, our physical capabilities, and also interests. This person had an unbelievable wealth of knowledge according to all the spots. Not only were we fortunate to have this guide, but we made a new friend. We highly recommend Morocco Tabiarte Tours and would gladly use them again. Read More Morocco tour’s reviews
Katty 〉 5 out of 5 ★★★★★ 〉 Group Traveller 〉 May 26th, 2023
◈ Fez to Marrakech Private Desert Tours FAQ
To fully experience Fes, it is recommended to spend at least two to three days in the city. Begin with a guided tour of the Medina, exploring its hidden treasures and iconic sites like the Karaouine Mosque, Al-Attarine Madrasa & Chouara Tannery. Take a day to navigate the Medina’s souks and immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere. If time allows, consider a day trip to the blue city of Chefchaouen, located approximately 200 kilometers away. This picturesque town offers stunning views and a charming ambiance. While two days are sufficient for a basic visit, extending your stay allows for a more immersive and leisurely exploration of Fes.
The majestic Merzouga Desert lies at a distance of around 463 kilometers (287 miles) from the vibrant city of Fes. Embarking on this enchanting journey from Fes to the mesmerizing Merzouga sand dunes unveils a tapestry of awe-inspiring sceneries and captivating stops, creating an unforgettable adventure for travelers. Prepare to be enthralled as you traverse this remarkable distance, immersing yourself in the beauty of the landscapes that unfold before your eyes.
Wi-Fi availability in the desert camps can vary depending on the specific camp you choose. Some desert camps may offer Wi-Fi access to their guests, while others may not have this facility available.
It’s recommended to pack comfortable clothing suitable for warm weather during the day and cooler temperatures at night. Essentials include sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, a scarf for protection from the desert wind, comfortable shoes for walking, and a small backpack for personal items. It’s also advisable to bring a camera to capture the stunning landscapes and memorable moments.
The number of days you need in Marrakech is at least 2 days to fully explore and experience the city’s rich culture, history, and attractions. Discover 10 best things to do in Marrakech
It takes around 9–10 hours drive to get to Merzouga desert from Marrakech, approximately 563 kilometers (350 miles). But it’s possible to break up this long journey with overnight stops, either in Ouarzazate or Dades Gorge along the way.
Booking a private tour offers a unique and personalized experience tailored to your interests. You enjoy privacy, comfort, and the freedom to customize the itinerary and pace. With exclusive access and an expert guide dedicated to your group, you gain a deeper understanding of the destinations. While private tours can be more expensive, the benefits outweigh the cost for those seeking an exceptional and unforgettable travel experience.
The camel trek is about an hour, with a break in the heart of the desert in order to witness the sunset. If you prefer to walk, then you can walk alongside our camel caravan, but bear in mind that walking in the sand can be tiring.
Whether you choose to embrace the adventure of a camel ride or opt for the convenience of a 4×4 transfer, the choice is yours. Erg Chebbi’s enchanting desert camp awaits, promising an unforgettable getaway amidst the breathtaking dunes.
You don’t need a sleeping bag since there’re well-equipped Desert camps provides all the bedding you need including pillows, blankets and even a private bathroom in the tent if you need to take a shower (Luxury camp).